“But after they settle in, you’ve still got to be funny because for an hour, just that fact that they get to see you live in a theater is going to wear off if you’re not doing well.”
Those are the words of Jerry Seinfeld. And while he was speaking about stand-up comedy, he could have been speaking about public speaking. If a group of people are going to hear you speak for 20 minutes, 45 minutes or an hour, you need to be good “after they settle in.”
In our workshops, we teach our clients the keys to holding the attention of an audience throughout an entire presentation.
We focus on two areas:
How to organize a message that is tight, simple and focused on audience needs. Speechworks teaches a simple Formula for focusing on listener needs. We believe that if you have strong content, you will be more confident when you get up to speak.
How to deliver the message in a style that connects with the listeners. We focus on eye contact, gestures, voice energy, and facial energy. Our coaches will give you private feedback on where you most need to improve.
Consider attending an upcoming workshop. We’ll help you keep your listeners interested.
Speechworks is a communication and selling skills coaching firm. We teach professionals how to craft and deliver complex messages in a simple, persuasive manner. Since 1986, through workshops and one-on-one instruction, we have helped countless individuals become better presenters and communicators. You can reach us at 404.266.0888, firstname.lastname@example.org or on the web atwww.speechworks.net
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